Robert Murrayb. 6/3/1949 - d. 1/24/2011 Robert Calvin Murray age 61 of Otter Creek, FL passed away on January 24, 2011. He was born on June 3, 1949 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He moved to Otter Creek 43 years ago from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was of the Methodist faith. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, anything to do with motorcycles, reading, he also enjoyed coin collecting and doing yard work. He is survived by his wife of 43 years Marie Murray, daughters Colleen Morris and Connie Coffman(Scott); brother Richard Kroemer(Cheryl), sister Carol Sue Whistler(Dan); brother-in-laws J.C. Hudson(Janice), Chester Hudson(Sheila); sister-in-laws Candy Barber(Bo), Carol Hudson(Ron), Mary Jane Connatser, Sissy Fowler(Skip), Joyce Faye Hodge (Bennie), Karen Sue Waters, Darleene Smith (Brock), 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Iona Hill and Jim Hill, Helen Hudson, J.C. Hudson Sr. and Mary Lee Hudson. The family would like to give a special thanks to Terry Padgett for all the help he has given to the family. Visitation will be held on January 26, 2011 from 6:00-8:00pm at Knauff Funeral Home-Chiefland. Funeral services will be January 27, 2011 at 3:00 pm at Knauff Funeral Home-Chiefland with Pastor Terry Knight officiating. Interment is to follow at Chiefland Cemetery.
Robert Murray is not only our next door neighbor, he was also the father-in-law to our brother John, the grandfather to to Cheyenne (she is in the picture), Mimi's best friend since birth. We have all been in a state of shock here. He was diagnosed 14 months ago with melanoma. It had progressed to the brain and then to the lungs. Radiation and Chemo had all but eradicated it. Drs. were hopeful. Unfortunately he was one of the 15% whose cancer metastasize into the spine. Within 2 weeks he was gone. Frankie and Johnny were both pall bearers. Johnny took it really hard as he had been over helping Robert with his yard work and helping Marie with the car for the last year. Marie was a totally devoted wife and will have a hard time getting through this.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the Murray family. Robert will definitely be missed.